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New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl

Transformers News: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 6:37AM CST

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The TransformersAsia Facebook page has posted a new image of Asia exclusive APS-02 Brawl with the image color inverted, however some savy computer users have managed to invert the image and give us a better idea of what this new Brawl deco will be. The images have been mirrored below.



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Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451011)
Posted by LazyAza on January 2nd, 2013 @ 7:08am CST
Looks pretty awesome to me, Robokingdom should have him listed soon I imagine.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451016)
Posted by freaky777 on January 2nd, 2013 @ 8:04am CST
I just tried inverting the image, its just the command Inverse colour (ctrl+I) on Photoshop. Haha, seems like people in Transformer Asia are a bit lazy.

In any case this looks good, I would like to get hold of this, hope there is some shiny/metallic paint on him.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451020)
Posted by DrRX8 on January 2nd, 2013 @ 8:19am CST
This figure is cool but i'm not liking his hands and head sculpt. Would get if it were cheap though.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451021)
Posted by MGrotusque on January 2nd, 2013 @ 8:34am CST
I don't get it. Why is this mold in a "premium series" release. It's not good enough of a mold nor is the character.
Also, can someone point out too me what exactly is "premium" about this release. Just looks like the typical hasbro product shot that's heavily photoshopped too look way nicer than it actually is (Insert polishing a turd analogy here).
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451040)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 2nd, 2013 @ 10:59am CST
monstergrotusque wrote:I don't get it. Why is this mold in a "premium series" release. It's not good enough of a mold nor is the character.
Also, can someone point out too me what exactly is "premium" about this release. Just looks like the typical hasbro product shot that's heavily photoshopped too look way nicer than it actually is (Insert polishing a turd analogy here).


If you're saying that it looks just like the Hasbro version, consider the comparison of both versions below:

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APS Brawl has a much more metallic finish than the Hasbro version.

As a lover of not only of tanks in general, but specifically the M1A1 Abrams, I would happily sell my kidneys to afford this (but not enough to trump MP-10).
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451049)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 2nd, 2013 @ 11:36am CST
monstergrotusque wrote:I don't get it. Why is this mold in a "premium series" release. It's not good enough of a mold nor is the character.

Leader class Brawl was my favorite figure from the 2007 movie line. I Lso though he raised the cool factor in the scene exponentially. He made the 'Cons look badass, not like drooling panzies in the second one.

Might try some paint modding on mine just to get some nice highlights.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451054)
Posted by Rated X on January 2nd, 2013 @ 11:54am CST
Good job on the decoding !!! Score one for the teaser haters !!!! 8)

On the figure itself, I own the Hasbro version and I wouldnt recommend the mold unless you are a huge Brawl fan. It doesnt hold together well in tank mode.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451056)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 2nd, 2013 @ 12:09pm CST
Rated X wrote:On the figure itself, I own the Hasbro version and I wouldnt recommend the mold unless you are a huge Brawl fan. It doesnt hold together well in tank mode.


And a tank fan like myself. Can't forget the fans of tanks!

The other day I picked up my Leader Brawl to reconfigure my displays to accompany my incoming Christmas haul. Massive pain in the butt to transform, especially the arms, mainly because I hadn't touched it in two or three years. :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451077)
Posted by XDMan on January 2nd, 2013 @ 1:36pm CST
YOW! That is one heck of a beast looking Brawl! Who knew TakaraTomy gets to give this guy a heck of show-accuracy!
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451078)
Posted by RodimalToyota on January 2nd, 2013 @ 1:39pm CST
Bought on sight!
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451104)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 2nd, 2013 @ 4:39pm CST
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451176)
Posted by megatronus on January 2nd, 2013 @ 11:14pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?


I probably would. He looks great, and would look even better next to APS-01 Striker Prime (especially now that I've sunk $$ into the Dr Wu/UFO/Cubex articulated silver hands, Orange Axe & Sentinel Prime Shield, and Chrome Buster Guns).

If you don't want him, then... I'm sure you've got better things to do than knock others' purchases. >:oP
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451189)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:14am CST
megatronus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?

(...)
If you don't want him, then... I'm sure you've got better things to do than knock others' purchases. >:oP


"Knocking other people's purchase?"
I'm not knocking anything. The bitterness of your coffee is clouding your perception, here. :HEADHURTS:
I'm just warning that this will be sold at a premium price, like all these other foreign exclusives.
Beside, a shooped preview dont count. If they do ask 200$ for it, it better have more than a shiny new coat of paint and they better show real pictures.

Anyway, do what you will with your money, buy a overpriced movie figure, smoke it, eat it in a salad, I dont care.

(No knocking here, oh no.)
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(ME SMASH!)
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451235)
Posted by Anonymous on January 3rd, 2013 @ 5:58am CST
If people are willing to pay $100, $150 or even $200 for an old figure with a shiny new coat of paint, all the best :PEACE:
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451250)
Posted by megatronus on January 3rd, 2013 @ 8:20am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
megatronus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?

(...)
If you don't want him, then... I'm sure you've got better things to do than knock others' purchases. >:oP


"Knocking other people's purchase?"
I'm not knocking anything. The bitterness of your coffee is clouding your perception, here. :HEADHURTS:
I'm just warning that this will be sold at a premium price, like all these other foreign exclusives.
Beside, a shooped preview dont count. If they do ask 200$ for it, it better have more than a shiny new coat of paint and they better show real pictures.

Anyway, do what you will with your money, buy a overpriced movie figure, smoke it, eat it in a salad, I dont care.

(No knocking here, oh no.)
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(ME SMASH!)


Your overwrought response belies your point, and reeks of knocking :lol:
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451271)
Posted by STngAR on January 3rd, 2013 @ 10:19am CST
Dark of the Moon?? :???:




Good thing I sold my movie one before this came out. :MAXIMAL:
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451313)
Posted by Dean ML on January 3rd, 2013 @ 12:51pm CST
Don't know why some folks are so critical of this release. Leader Brawl already goes for around $200 new on eBay, but now you can get the premium treatment. He definitely deserves it. The mold's incredible.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451432)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 3rd, 2013 @ 6:01pm CST
megatronus wrote:Your overwrought response belies your point, and reeks of knocking :lol:


Knock-knock.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451509)
Posted by Transformado on January 3rd, 2013 @ 9:44pm CST
megatronus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?


I probably would. He looks great, and would look even better next to APS-01 Striker Prime (especially now that I've sunk $$ into the Dr Wu/UFO/Cubex articulated silver hands, Orange Axe & Sentinel Prime Shield, and Chrome Buster Guns).

If you don't want him, then... I'm sure you've got better things to do than knock others' purchases. >:oP



What shiny hands are you talking about ? What did i missed here?
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451512)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 3rd, 2013 @ 9:57pm CST
Transformado wrote:
megatronus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?


I probably would. He looks great, and would look even better next to APS-01 Striker Prime (especially now that I've sunk $$ into the Dr Wu/UFO/Cubex articulated silver hands, Orange Axe & Sentinel Prime Shield, and Chrome Buster Guns).

If you don't want him, then... I'm sure you've got better things to do than knock others' purchases. >:oP



What shiny hands are you talking about ? What did i missed here?


I believe he is referring to what appears to be paint applications on his hands that appear to represent weathered metal. Back when he was available in retail, his hands were plain ol' black.

EDIT: Thought you meant Brawl's hands. I'll hunt down said hands after I'm done with my damn project.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451517)
Posted by megatronus on January 3rd, 2013 @ 10:36pm CST
Transformado wrote:
megatronus wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Bought on sight!


You'll pay 200$ for this?


I probably would. He looks great, and would look even better next to APS-01 Striker Prime (especially now that I've sunk $$ into the Dr Wu/UFO/Cubex articulated silver hands, Orange Axe & Sentinel Prime Shield, and Chrome Buster Guns).

If you don't want him, then... I'm sure you've got better things to do than knock others' purchases. >:oP



What shiny hands are you talking about ? What did i missed here?


Check them out:

http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/5944/
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1451526)
Posted by Transformado on January 3rd, 2013 @ 11:22pm CST
Thanks for the link. They look great. I will buy then in a few days.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1454965)
Posted by El Duque on January 14th, 2013 @ 11:07am CST
TransformersAsia.com have fully revealed their upcoming APS-02 Decepticon Brawl. The figure is a limited production premium metallic repaint of the 2007 Move Leader Class Brawl who will come in collector style packaging. He's scheduled to release on March 31st in select Asian markets excluding Japan. Images mirrored below.

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Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1454966)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 14th, 2013 @ 11:08am CST
Nothing we haven't particularly seen. Looks beautiful in every way (this coming from an aspiring Marine tanker). =P~
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1454971)
Posted by RhA on January 14th, 2013 @ 11:48am CST
That is one great TF.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1454986)
Posted by Rated X on January 14th, 2013 @ 1:22pm CST
I take it the green parts arent metallic ?

If it had the chrome green paint of Takara FOC Brawl or First Edition Bulkhead, Id buy it. Silver in place of the grey is not enough for me.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455020)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 14th, 2013 @ 4:33pm CST
It IS awesome, no question asked. Unfortunately, I must make choices and my money is limited.

Oh well, I'll have to pass.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455024)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 14th, 2013 @ 4:53pm CST
That's an amazing figure, holy crap... like, that is insane. I have no place for it in my collection unfortunately, but damn... look at that gorgeous alt. mode. :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455038)
Posted by Dyn@mo on January 14th, 2013 @ 5:26pm CST
Those pics are heavily Photoshopped. The final toy won't look much different to the original. I know that won't stop most from buying this polished 2007 turd, but hey, just saying.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455050)
Posted by joesaysso on January 14th, 2013 @ 6:12pm CST
Too little too late in my opinion. Thats a good looking figure for sure but my interest in movie figure dissipated somewhere during ROTF's run. The existence of this figure will not make it return.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455055)
Posted by Transformers Hoarder on January 14th, 2013 @ 6:33pm CST
Dyn@mo wrote:Those pics are heavily Photoshopped. The final toy won't look much different to the original. I know that won't stop most from buying this polished 2007 turd, but hey, just saying.


I think you're way off on this one. First, leader class brawl is awesome and last if they do anything with it like they did with Striker Optimus it'll be even better than the pictures let on.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455062)
Posted by Valandar on January 14th, 2013 @ 6:58pm CST
XDMan, I doubt they'll make any completely new molds for this at all. Maybe some minor retooling of molds, but naught else.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455069)
Posted by Shockwave7 on January 14th, 2013 @ 7:19pm CST
I had this figure once (the movie leader class version). I sold it after a few months. Why? It just wasn't 'fun'. The pictures should offer you a few clues. Every pose - splay legged with the arms sticking nearly straight out. The figure has so much kibble stuffed into so many different spots that you have essentially zero poseability.

And while I appreciate a certain level of complexity to a transformation, you just didn't seem to get enough out of this mold to make it worth all the work. The tank mode was fine, but the bot mode... for as high a labor-intensive transformation, I expected all kinds of articulation and it just wasn't there. You can't even really stand it up with a regular straight-legged stance. You HAVE to have the legs spread out like you see in these photos.

People in the states - save your dough. The figure just isn't any fun.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455089)
Posted by Dyn@mo on January 14th, 2013 @ 7:53pm CST
Transformers Hoarder wrote:
Dyn@mo wrote:Those pics are heavily Photoshopped. The final toy won't look much different to the original. I know that won't stop most from buying this polished 2007 turd, but hey, just saying.


I think you're way off on this one. First, leader class brawl is awesome and last if they do anything with it like they did with Striker Optimus it'll be even better than the pictures let on.


If you disagree with me, then at least listen to Shockwave7 a few posts further on, because he knows what he's talking about.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455090)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 14th, 2013 @ 7:57pm CST
Dyn@mo wrote:
Transformers Hoarder wrote:
Dyn@mo wrote:Those pics are heavily Photoshopped. The final toy won't look much different to the original. I know that won't stop most from buying this polished 2007 turd, but hey, just saying.


I think you're way off on this one. First, leader class brawl is awesome and last if they do anything with it like they did with Striker Optimus it'll be even better than the pictures let on.


If you disagree with me, then at least listen to Shockwave7 a few posts further on, because he knows what he's talking about.


Now that I take the time to have a closer look, I can totally understand why it might suck in bot mode. It looks like it suffers from a lot of the problems that plague the deluxe version. The alt mode is amazing tho.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455104)
Posted by Transformers Hoarder on January 14th, 2013 @ 8:47pm CST
To each their own... I'll score one for sure.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455126)
Posted by President-prime on January 14th, 2013 @ 10:44pm CST
I own both the origi al version and the repainted yellowish version. Find it a very nice figure. Just not a big difference to spending a hundred on a few extra metallic silver paint and a new box. It's an impressive figure, in my opinion. Looks very menacing. I like robots with lots of nibbles.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455265)
Posted by RodimalToyota on January 15th, 2013 @ 1:21pm CST
Well I was interested, but not 190$ interested.
100$ maybe.

150, no.

190 Hell no.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455293)
Posted by megatronus on January 15th, 2013 @ 3:43pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:
Dyn@mo wrote:
Transformers Hoarder wrote:
Dyn@mo wrote:Those pics are heavily Photoshopped. The final toy won't look much different to the original. I know that won't stop most from buying this polished 2007 turd, but hey, just saying.


I think you're way off on this one. First, leader class brawl is awesome and last if they do anything with it like they did with Striker Optimus it'll be even better than the pictures let on.


If you disagree with me, then at least listen to Shockwave7 a few posts further on, because he knows what he's talking about.


Now that I take the time to have a closer look, I can totally understand why it might suck in bot mode. It looks like it suffers from a lot of the problems that plague the deluxe version. The alt mode is amazing tho.


Having acquired APS-01 at a decent price (and as a result having splurged on several after-market accessories to compound the glory), you know Brawl will be done up in similar style, and will be the definitive version of the mold.

That said, I can see where the design flaws dwell. But the alt mode is amazing, and I'm sure some creative posing will enable at least one foot to lie flat on the ground (or you can stand a few smaller guys in front of him to hide the hover-feet).

If he pops up at a decent price, I will definitely bite. I hope they catch Starscream next, as I missed the Movie Masterpiece version. Sure, I've got HFTD Leader 'Scream, but a premium version will cause me to:

:BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455332)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 15th, 2013 @ 7:23pm CST
Know what? If the bot mode is so flawed and Brawl's only redeeming quality is his altmode, why not save big bucks and just buy a tank model?

>:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP
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>:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455348)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:17pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:Know what? If the bot mode is so flawed and Brawl's only redeeming quality is his altmode, why not save big bucks and just buy a tank model?

>:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP
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>:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP >:oP


Haha, fair enough, the fact that it looks to be modelled after a Leopard mkII is just awesome on its own. Then add the fact that it transforms AND is Brawl makes it that much better... it'd be a great showpiece if you can get an awesome pose.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455357)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:39pm CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:it'd be a great showpiece if you can get an awesome pose.


And based on the previous posts, you cant.

Still...

Lack of posability is just an excuse.
God Ginrai is my favorite TF ever and he's the king of bricks.

No, the real issue here is money. I will never pay a movie figure 200$. That much $ will be for Masterpeices only. [-(
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455428)
Posted by Transformado on January 15th, 2013 @ 11:19pm CST
Beautiful figure, I have the original 07’ leader class Brawl and I love it, highly detail but could benefit from better paint apps, poseability is not a big issue, I never saw him doing flips and summersaults in the movie in the first place. If this new APS comes out costing the same as APS-1 Striker Optimus Prime ($ 149 @ robotkingdom) I will definitely go for it. Is it true that these APS don’t come with batteries? One other question, what do you think will be APS-03?
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1455619)
Posted by Rushie on January 16th, 2013 @ 5:09pm CST
My money is on Leader Sentinel. Movie1 Megatron has been released as a Premium and so has HftD Starscream. A nice shiny red and lots of silver plastic and painted details.
Re: New Look at Asia Exclusive APS-02 Brawl (1460086)
Posted by superchook6909 on February 1st, 2013 @ 10:01am CST
Ok, I have the Leader Class Brawl and the Deluxe Brawl. Both are great figures, but what I am waiting for, is a Leader Class Blackout. Lets face it, Voyager Blackout was too small next to Leader Class Megatron.
Blackout was suppose to be bigger and taller than Megatron.
Enough with re-releasing Movie figures, unless it's something new.
As of yet, we haven't had a decent Ratchet figure.
Come on Takara, do a Leader Class Blackout, fully armed and posable.